Just thought I'd pass on a warning to all those new owners preparing to head off on their travels. My Cali was 6months old with about 3000 miles on the clock when in a remote part of Mid Wales i picked up a puncture. I was on a single track mountain road so by the time i'd found a place to pull up safely the tyre was wrecked. Then came the problem, there was no way the wheel was coming off with the tools onboard. A local farmer tried to help with some extra leverage, pieces of timber, lump hammer etc but still no go so it was time to callout VW assistance. No problem out they came,i couldn't complain of the 2hr wait considering where i was and the sunday night timing. It still took the RAC tech about 40 mins of hard graft to get the wheel off he said it was a common problem with new vehicle alloys that had not been off from manafacture. When i went to my local tyre dealer to get the wrecked tyre replaced as i was about to head off to europe for 6 weeks i had them remove all the wheels lub and replace them (they did this for £20 worth it for peace of mind). Just as well i did as 2 of the others would never have come off if needed to whilst abroad. As my route included some high passes in the Alps and Dolomites i hate to think of the aggro this would have caused me. Hope this info allows others to check and avoid similar problems on route .